XTB portfolios deliver strong end to 2017

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XTB, an Australian-based provider of Australian Stock Exchange-traded corporate bond investments, said today that its fixed-rate portfolios considerably outperformed both the credit index and the comparative bond ETF market in 2017. The best-performing XTB portfolio, the Concentrated High Yield Portfolio, delivered a one-year return of 7.5%, versus a 5.1% return from the credit index. The top... Read more continue reading

BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year End 2017 

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The Australian ETF industry in 2017 broke virtually all records available, reaching a new record high of funds under management (FuM) of $36 billion, up a substantial $10.2B on 2016, and representing 40% year on year growth, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2017. Most of the year’s growth (76%)... Read more continue reading

Exchange traded product industry trend predictions for 2018: BetaShares

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The Australian exchange traded product industry is set to grow significantly based on the momentum generated in 2017, according to exchange traded fund (ETF) manager BetaShares. A growing audience of younger investors, an increasing array of fixed income options, and a move toward model portfolios using ETFs, will drive growth in 2018. This year to... Read more continue reading

BetaShares launches Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF

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BetaShares, a leading manager of exchange traded products, has launched today a new ethical ETF, giving investors access to a portfolio of the sustainable, ethical Australian companies in one simple trade on the ASX. The BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR) provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of Australian companies that have been screened... Read more continue reading

The ETF landscape of the future

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Australian investors continue to pour money into ETFs, with September breaking yet more records in terms of inflows and total ETF market cap. In this article, OpenMarkets examines the stellar rise of ETFs since humble beginnings, and looks at some of the next generation ETFs emerging in Australia and overseas. Financial advisers, brokers and investors... Read more continue reading

ETF industry grows by $1 billion in one month: BetaShares September 2017 Australian ETF Review

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The Australian ETF industry recorded another strong month of growth, soaring to a record high of $32 billion in funds under management (FuM), an increase of 3.5% (or $1076 million) on the previous month, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2017. This level of growth was the sixth largest month of FuM growth... Read more continue reading

BetaShares Half Year 2017 Australian ETF Review: Industry adds $3.6B in six months and sets new record FUM at $29.4B

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Strong net inflows in the first half of 2017 raised the Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) industry by 14% (or $3.6B), to end the half year on a new record of $29.4 billion in funds under management (FUM), according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – Half Year 2017. In the six months to June,... Read more continue reading

BetaShares launches Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF

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BetaShares, a leading Australian manager of exchange traded funds, yesterday launched the BetaShares Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF (ASX: QPON), the first ETF in Australia to offer exposure to a diversified portfolio of bank floating rate bonds in one trade on the ASX. QPON aims to provide investors with attractive income paid monthly, along... Read more continue reading

ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reached a new record of 209 billion US dollars at the end of April 2017

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 ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reach a new record high of 209 billion US dollars at the end of April 2017, according to ETFGI’s April 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to... Read more continue reading

BetaShares Australian ETF Review: 2016 Review

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The Australian ETF industry broke records in both funds under management (FUM) and trading activity in 2016, despite the high levels of market volatility and uncertainty in the broader macro environment, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2016. FUM in the Australian ETF industry rose by $4.4 billion (or... Read more continue reading